The Waihola Swans have taken control of the Clutha Vets South Otago T20 competition with their third win from as many matches.

The Swans beat the Kaitangata Kings by five wickets in their match played in Kaitangata on Saturday.

The home side opted to bat first but could only muster 115 for the loss of four wickets from their 20 overs.

Top order batters Allan Thomson and William Casey put on a second-wicket partnership of 45 runs in the only stand of note.

Some late innings hitting from Luc Thomson (37*) pushed Kai over the 100 mark and gave them a total that could be defendable at this stage of the season.

Craig Gordon took two wickets for 23 off three overs. Brad Williams was as miserly as ever, with figures of one for 12 off his four overs.

Kai had confidence early after Jason Young removed both openers with only 13 runs on the board.

The experienced middle order of Rowan Craw (50), Brad Williams (22), and Jared Cunningham (23) showed all their composure to take Waihola close to the total before the father and son combination of Greg and Ben Webber finished the job for the Swans side.

Waihola Swans 116/5 (Rowan Craw 50, Jared Cunningham 23; William Casey 2-15) beat Kaitangata Kings 115/4 (Luc Thomson 37*, Allan Thomson 25; Craig Gordon 2-23)

The Clutha Comets added the Cameron Cup to their trophy cabinet with a 41-run win over the Milton King Crabs at Milton. Clutha batted first and scored a very respectable 187 for the loss of just three wickets. Dom Grinton was the pick of the batters with an unbeaten 43.

Daniel Sutherland was next best with 37. Brad Milligan took two wickets for the home side and was the best on display.

In reply Milton batted out their 20 overs but could only muster 146 runs, largely thanks to a well-struck 66 by Jacob Jenkins. Jenkins hit eight fours and two sixes in his impressive knock.

Comets opening bowler Connor Smith took five wickets for 28 runs in a fantastic display of bowling.

Clutha Comets 187/3 (Dom Grinton 43*, Daniel Sutherland 37*; Brad Milligan 2-20) beat Milton King Crabs 146/9 (Jacob Jenkins 66, Ben Cameron 25; Connor Smith 5-28)

The Owaka Bandits had their first win of the season with a thrilling 3-run win over the reigning champion Valley Stingers at Tuapeka Mouth. Owaka batted first and recorded 170 for the loss of four wickets.

A 67-run opening stand between Jeremy Gray (42) and Joel White (32) set the tone before Francis Parker came to the wicket and struck an unbeaten 68 off 34 balls to give his side a quality target to defend.

In reply the Stingers were in trouble early before a huge fifth-wicket partnership between Lachie Johnston (62) and Bevan McCall (36) looked to have taken the win for their side.

Some solid pressure bowling from Joel White and Francis Parker at the death got Owaka over the line.

Owaka Bandits 170/4 (Francis Parker 68*, Jeremy Gray 42; Lachlan Johnston 2-30) beat Valley Stingers 168/6 (Lachlan Johnston 62, Bevan McCall 36; Joel White 2-18)